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Welcome to UCL's Mullard Space Science Laboratory (Dept. of Space & Climate Physics), host to some of the most exciting research
in astrophysics, space science and climate physics in the UK.
Application for PhD positions commencing in October 2014 is now open!
We strongly support the enthusiastic students to apply the prestigious Graduate Research Scholarships (GRS), Oversea Research Scholarships (ORS) and UCL-CSC (China Scholarship Council) Scholarships. If you want to be nominated for these scholarships, please submit your application to the department by 17 January 2014. Please also contact the department (your potential supervisor and/or departmental graduate tutor: Daisuke Kawata) as soon as possible, if you want to apply the scholarships. Then, we can provide advices in timely fashion. We look forward to hearing from you.
How to apply
Please apply using the online application method wherever possible, since we receive applications much more quickly in this case.
Apply online via the UCL website. If you require assistance with the application process, please e-mail Jane Salton (pjs AT mssl.ucl.ac.uk). Please ensure you choose the Department of Space & Climate Physics when completing the form.
Each year we receive applications from December onwards, with interviews beginning at the end of January/February, but continuing until all places are filled.
After we receive your application, you will normally be invited for an interview at MSSL on an individual basis. You will have the opportunity to see the lab, student flats and talk to current students.
Studentships available and Eligibility Requirements
An upper second-class Bachelor’s degree, or a second-class Bachelor’s degree together with an MSc from a UK university in a relevant subject, or an overseas equivalent qualification.
English level expected for the students whose first language is not English: Standard
Both fees and funding opportunities are primarily dependent on nationality.
Students from the UK or those from the EU who meet the residency requirements (3 years' full-time residency in the UK) are potentially eligible for a Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) studentship.
These pay UK/EU tuition fees and a maintenance allowance.
EU students who do not meet eligibility requirements still qualify for the UK/EU fees rate, but not the STFC maintenance allowance.
The decision to admit self-funding students or not is made separately by each department. Note that students are still required to meet the academic entry requirements in this case.
UK/EU applicants are also eligible to apply the prestigious UCL Graduate Research Scholarships (GRS). These cover tuition fees at the UK/EU rate, and a cost of living allowance at a similar rate to the STFC studentships. Competition for these is very strong.
Sources of funding for non-UK applicants
- UCL Graduate Research Scholarships (GRS). These cover tuition fees at the UK/EU rate, and a cost of living allowance at a similar rate to the STFC studentships. Competition for these is very strong. Non-EU applicants require additional funding from the ORS scheme to cover the remaining cost of tuition fees.
- UCL Oversea Research Scholarships (ORS). These provide funding to cover the difference between overseas and UK/EU tuition fees, and students applying for an ORS may also subit a GSRS application. There are more ORS awards than GSRS awards.
- UCL-China Scholarships Council (CRC) Research Scholarships. Prospective Chinese students can apply this generous scholarship. These cover full tuition costs, a maintenance allowance, travel and visa costs.
- This page has links to other potential funding sources. These are all competitive scholarships. However, we are happy to support the enthusiastic students to apply these scholarship, and welcome to hear any enquiry.
STFC studentship: we continue accepting the application until all places are filled.
Note that GRS, ORS and UCL-CRC awards are allocated across the entire college by the Graduate School Selection Panel. While individual departments are invited to submit a shortlist of candidates, they have no formal role in the allocation of awards. This shortlist must be submitted to the Graduate School by their deadline of 31 January 2014. For this reason, applicants for GRS, ORS and UCL-CRC MUST submit their application to the department by 17 January 2014.
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